1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Autumnal - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

Not Rated.
AutumnalAutumnal

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 221
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This deep amber hued ale takes it’s inspiration from Germany while still nodding to the Belgian farmhouse tradition. The base is comprised of German two-row, wheat, Cara-Munich, and roasted barley. Generously hopped with a blend of Perle, Spalt, and Hallertau Mittelfrüh and fermented with a rustic Belgian farmhouse ale yeast. These elements together provide a melange of earth and fruit aromas backed with hints of caramel with a dry clean finish.

(Beer added by: timtim on 10-12-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 221 | Reviews: 103 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jbeizer
5/5  rDev +32.3%

One of my all time favorites. Perfect balance of malt and hops for a darker, though not dark, saison.

jbeizer, Friday at 10:15 PM
Photo of Jmamay22
2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours a ruddy dark amber, closer to brown with an ecru head that dissipates to a thin collar. Sort of muddy puddle looking beer. The scent is somewhat nondescript. A general malty scent with some caramel. Hops are not distinct.

Taste is mostly malty with notes of caramel and a slight roasted flavor. Not as crisp and dry as I expect from a saison. Really, doesn't come off as a saison at all. The yeast isn't very expressive either. Lively mouthfeel and a bit thin. Relatively disappointed by this one. Rather boring, yet has no glaring flaws.

Jmamay22, Thursday at 11:03 PM
Photo of dhabersa
4.12/5  rDev +9%

dhabersa, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Trooper92292
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

Trooper92292, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jaydoc, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Cynic-ale, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of bobv
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

bobv, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of podes
4/5  rDev +5.8%

podes, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of let8it8grow
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

let8it8grow, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

sd123, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -14%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of stevehagy
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

stevehagy, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

FUwolfpacker, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of ksimons
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

pours a dark toffee/caramel color with a fingers worth of khaki head. Smells of dark bread, caramel, spices, and Belgian yeast. Bready malt and caramel backbone with spices and a light amount of cocoa and roast. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall a pretty decent amber saison, but not spectacular.

ksimons, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

LightnerLiquorKS, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of kevinmaher
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

kevinmaher, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mikeburd1128, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Draven11
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Draven11, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev -14%

david18, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Johnnyutah713
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Johnnyutah713, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +5.8%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

oriolesfan4, May 22, 2014
Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

krl2112, May 17, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Autumnal from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
85 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.